Ben Harris

Sailor studying BSc (Hons) Product Design at BU

Ben Harris (18) sails the Nacra 15 Youth Multihull class, which is a mixed-gender, high-performance catamaran as part of the British Youth Sailing Team.

Ben has had a busy few weeks with training, fitness and event preparation ahead of the RYA Youth Nationals which was scheduled to be held at the end of October, but with the forecast of 40-knot winds all weekend, the racing was postponed by one week, which again has had to be cancelled due to lockdown.


"I'd like to thank all that have supported me during my preparation throughout the year. I'd like to show my appreciation for the support me and my crew have received, particularly with physical training, we have just added stickers to the boat, displaying both the BU logo and that of our crew's fitness sponsor." Ben Harris

Ben is going to continue his physical training where he can during these challenging times and looks forward to getting back on the water.

Check out some other amazing sports scholars

Issa Batrane

Issa Batrane

While studying at BU, Issa’s beach volleyball career went from strength to strength. Read about Issa’s incredible sporting achievements.

Matthew Hibbs

Matthew Hibbs

Read Matthew’s first-hand, honest account of competing in the Boyd Quaich Memorial Golf Tournament in St Andrews.

Chloe Thomas at the World Team Table Tennis Championships

Chloe Thomas

See how Chloe, now a BU graduate, applied the same disciplines to her studies as she did her table tennis career  and achieved success in both.